Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges dead aged 74

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The official Chas and Dave Twitter released a statement today announcing Chas Hodges’ death.

It read: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.

“Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning.”

The musician died aged 74.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges”

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Tributes have started pouring with fans flooding Twitter with well wishes.

One person said: “Honestly the worst news I’ve heard in a long time. You were and always will be a legend, Chas. Now play that old Piana in heaven #RIPChas.”

Another wrote: “Truly devastating news, a man part of the fabric to our wonderful club, thoughts are with all his family and friends, hopefully the boys win it for Chas today.”

Chas was popular among fans of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club thanks to a number of songs released about the club.

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DEAD: Chas Hodges has died aged 74 (Pic: redferns)

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LEGEND: Chas was one half of Chas and Dave (Pic: getty)

These include Glorry Glorry Tottenham Hotspur, Hot Shot Tottenham, When the Year Ends in One, Spurs Medley and Ossie’s Dream, also called Spurs are on their way to Wembley.

Chas – born Charles Nicholas Hodges – is best known as one half of musical duo Chas And Dave.

Chas, with Dave Peacock, achieved their major breakthrough in the late 1970s with Gertcha.

Throughout their career, they released 16 albums, with 10 achieving some chart success.

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THROWBACK: Chas And Dave had breakthrough success in the late 1970s (Pic: getty)

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RECORDS: Chas And Dave had hits such as Rabbit (Pic: getty)

The duo also had four Top 10 singles, including Rabbit in 1980 and Snooker Loopy in 1986.

In February last year, it was announced that Chas had been diagnosed with cancer.

An official statement explained it had been caught “at an early stage” and the singer underwent treatment.

Sadly, despite successful treatments, Chas’ death was announced earlier today.

 

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